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NZQA registered unit standard

18025 version 4
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Title

Demonstrate knowledge of stringing, tensioning, and terminating


transmission network conductors

Level

Credits

10

Purpose

People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate
knowledge of line stringing equipment for installing
transmission conductors; demonstrate knowledge of stringing
transmission network conductors; and tension and terminate
transmission network conductors, in accordance with industry
requirements.

Classification

Electricity Supply > Electricity Supply - Transmission Networks

Available grade

Achieved

Explanatory notes
1

This unit standard can be assessed against in a workplace environment, or in a


training or educational environment if simulated equipment and examples are able to
be provided, or in a combination of both environments.

2.

Safety of personnel and plant must be a priority throughout the assessment. If the
safety requirements are not met the assessment must stop.

Evidence gathered in relation to the outcomes and evidence requirements, must


comply with all current legislation, especially the Electricity Act 1992 and any
subsequent amendments, and any regulations, codes of practice recognised under
that statute; Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, the Resource Management
Act 1991, and their subsequent amendments; electricity supply industry codes of
practice and documented enterprise procedures. These include updated versions of
Safety Manual Electricity Industry (SM-EI) Wellington: Electricity Engineers
Association.
A full list of current legislation and industry codes is available from:
Infrastructure Industry Training Organisation
PO Box 2759
Wellington 6140.

Industry requirements include all asset owner procedures; manufacturers


specifications; and enterprise requirements which cover the documented workplace
policies, procedures, specifications, and business and quality management
requirements relevant to the workplace in which assessment is carried out.

Overhead conductors over 50kV are defined as transmission conductors.

Outcomes and evidence requirements


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SSB Code 101813

New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016

NZQA registered unit standard

18025 version 4
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Outcome 1
Demonstrate knowledge of the preparation of transmission line stringing equipment for
installing transmission conductors in accordance with industry requirements.
Evidence requirements
1.1

The purpose, function, and limitations of lines stringing equipment are


described.

1.2

Conductor requirement is established.


Range

may include but is not limited to size, type, configuration.

1.3

Structure arrangements are described.

1.4

Installation work plan and method are described.


Range

1.5

equipment location, protection of equipment, pull length, rigging


set-up, structure access, earthing set-up.

Conductor sag and tension are described.


Range

calculation, sag chart, tension.

Outcome 2
Describe stringing of transmission network conductors in accordance with industry
requirements.
Evidence requirements
2.1

Running blocks installation is described.

2.2

Conductors transportation, storage, and use without damage is described.

2.3

Conductors run-out requirements are described.


Range

electrical protection, mechanical protection, manufacturers


specifications.

Outcome 3
Describe tensioning and terminations of transmission network conductors in accordance
with industry requirements.
Evidence requirements
3.1

Conductor tensioning methods to control sagging are described.

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NZQA registered unit standard


3.2

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Conductors jointing and terminations is described.


Range

may include but is not limited to compression, preform, swaged,


implosive.

Planned review date

31 December 2020

Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions
Process
Version
Date
Last Date for Assessment
Registration

27 April 2001

31 December 2018

Revision

10 September 2004

31 December 2018

Review

23 April 2008

31 December 2018

Review

20 August 2015

N/A

Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference

0120

This CMR can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.


Please note
Providers must be granted consent to assess against standards (accredited) by NZQA,
before they can report credits from assessment against unit standards or deliver courses
of study leading to that assessment.
Industry Training Organisations must be granted consent to assess against standards by
NZQA before they can register credits from assessment against unit standards.
Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and
which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that
applies to those standards.
Requirements for consent to assess and an outline of the moderation system that applies
to this standard are outlined in the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR). The
CMR also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing
to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors
and assessors, and special resource requirements.
Comments on this unit standard
Please contact the Infrastructure ITO (Connexis) qualifications@connexis.org.nz if you
wish to suggest changes to the content of this unit standard.

Infrastructure ITO
SSB Code 101813

New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2016